Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rose Glow


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I am still having a blast in San Fran, but will be back home tomorrow. Meanwhile, this rose. I am so so so happy with this. It came about slowly. First I got obsessed with taking close-up pictures of roses, randomly. I had this vague idea of maybe doing some large rose paintings, someday. And then one morning last week I woke up and an image of a very abstract rose popped into my head. I ran into my studio to paint it, but it wasn't working out, so I painted this. Which I love. Did I say that already?

33 comments:

Ruth Andre said...

Carol, This is a lovely painting and a lovely new direction. Beautiful!

Sue Marrazzo said...

LOVE IT! the rose glows and is illuminated!
Nice Work!!!!

Kathleen Owings said...

An exquisite balance of abstraction and realism! Even though it radiates a surreal and dreamy quality, I can nonetheless smell that velvety rose...

Kaethe Bealer said...

This is beautiful with wonderful abstract elements. Hope you had a good weekend in SF!

Cheryl Quist said...

Lovely Carol!... Even if you say it twice!

Anonymous said...

Love, love it. Just wondering ... why haven't you posted the 2013 San Antonio TX workshop? It's still happening? I sure hope so !!!

Sergio DS said...

Preciosa rosa, casi llego a apreciar su olor; me gusta mucho.

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

I just keep lovin your work Carol...beautiful!!

Marina Petro said...

What a beautiful surprise! Love this little gem!

Kathleen said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

Cathy Engberg said...

I love it too!! It's glowy and colorful. One of my all time favorites I think!

Cathy Amos said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

David Westerfield said...

Beautiful Carol! Wonderful color. Not usually a fan of oversized images, but I think this would make a great, large, almost abstract painting.

M.F.Bruno said...

Very Beautiful close up! You have captured the softness of the petals wonderfully.

Barbara Pask said...

I love it too. I love how the center is a saturated color and you grayed the outer petals. It's yummy.

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Wow, love it too Carol! Do more. Let's paint some roses in Santa Fe. Can't wait for our group paint-a-thon and your workshop.

Amber L. Bailey said...

I love it too! ..Look forward to seeing more like this :)

LS Nelson said...

You should love it...it's gorgeous!

Christi said...

This is amazing!! I like the glow, and the light, and the pleasing colors. Awesome!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

been thinking about you.
Love this, too.
Rich colors and it 'feels' like you were into it.
Hugs to all of you :D

Laura Leeder said...

So pretty! I've been working on fruit still lifes, your rose makes me want to get back to flowers!

Vikki Bouffard said...

Super, super nice.

Lisa Daria said...

This is a striking painting - I am particularly enjoying the reflective grayish/blueish light in the top left and right - well done!

Hammi said...

It´s so lovely! And like real.

Margaret S Milligan said...

I LOVE this rose! You are so good! I live in Scotland and with no chance of ever getting to one of your workshops. I buy your artbytes which are wonderful! Keep on painting and inspiring me!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love this too! Beautiful color and design.

Anonymous said...

Carol,
LOVE the rose! I think I'd like to see more of these!

Karen Werner said...

OMG This is utterly amazing. Wow!

Donna Weathers said...

Gorgeous, Carol! Your inner Georgia O'Keefe snuck out!

Jennifer Koach said...

You captured the essence of the petals. I think I can smell it!

John Kelley said...

That is a REALLY nice painting. I don't think I've seen you do a macro viewpoint before and it's such a perfect solution for for this subject. Art tutorial on how you think through composition?

Elissa said...

This is different from your usual stuff, but I really like it!

Debbie Lamey-MacDonald said...

It's gorgeous Carol!! Love the color, darker center and the lighter outer sections. Some paintings just evolve in their own time. This was worth the wait!!